Claiming Institute Credit

MCLE is available for the live broadcast and the Videos On Demand.

CPE is ONLY available for the live broadcast.  No CPE is available for the Videos On Demand.

Credit Process:

  1. Watch the sessions and write down the credit code shown on screen or announced verbally by the moderator
  2. Click here to fill out the evaluation and submit your credit hours along with the credit codes.
    1. Fill out the Activity Evaluation on page 1.
    2. Submit your credit hours on page 2  using the Credit Breakdown.
  3. Official certificates can be emailed to you once you submit your credit.
  4. Email cle@law.usc.edu with further questions.  Please see more information below

We appreciate your patience as we transition to electronic credit reporting.

MCLE Credit (for Lawyers)

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) - Live Broadcast:

USC Gould School of Law certifies that this activity qualifies for participatory minimum continuing legal education credit.

  • 2.25 hours for Tuesday, September 22 (of which 2.25 hours may apply to elimination of bias credit)
  • 8 hours for Wednesday, September 23

The maximum amount of  MCLE credit offered for Live Broadcast viewing is 10.25 hours.

You can only receive credit once for watching a sesssion.

Live viewers are eligible for 5 additional hours of participatory MCLE if they watch the Videos On Demand after the Institute, including the Bonus Copyright Formalities Webinar, and report their credit using the MCLE Code. 

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) - On Demand Viewing:

After the Institute, USC Gould School of Law certifies that On Demand viewing qualifies for participatory minimum continuing legal education credit.

  • 2.25 hours for Tuesday, September 22 (of which 2.25 hours may apply to elimination of bias credit)
  • 12 hours for Wednesday, September 23
  • 1 hour for the Bonus Session (of which 1 hour may apply to elimination of bias credit)

You can only receive credit once for watching a sesssion. If you attended the live broadcast, you are only eligible for 5 hours of additional credit by watching the Videos On Demand.

The maximum amount of  MCLE credit offered for On Demand viewing is 15.25 hours.

MCLE Credit for Other States:

The USC Gould School of Law is a State of California approved MCLE provider.  This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states.  Please check with the State Bar Association or Supreme Court in the state in which you are seeking continuing legal education credits to see if this program is eligible.  Many states accept California MCLE credit through a reciprocal credit program; however, you will be responsible for filling out the paperwork.  Should you need additional information for your application, please email Wendy Wiley Willett at wwiley@law.usc.edu.

CPE Credit (for Accountants)

Update as of September 23, 2020: USC Gould School of Law has been advised of a technology failure within the Zoom livestreaming program during the event broadcast.  This failure affected the ability of CPE recipients to actively participate in the polls deployed for attendance verification.  In compliance with the Group Internet-Based (Webcast) rules from the California Board of Accountancy, we are providing notification that the Technology Failure Policy has been enacted.  

Technology Failure Policy: 

USC Gould School of Law will deploy polling questions to satisfy the requirement of having 3 active participations per hour in order to be eligible for CPE credit.  In the event that the livestreaming program fails to deliver the active participation elements required (as the technology works differently on each device), USC Gould School of Law will manually verify CPE credit.  If a CPE recipient fails to complete the active participation requirements as a result of technology failure, they will be limited to claim the number of minutes indicated in the livestreaming attendance reports [provided by Zoom for this specific conference]. 

As the provider, USC Gould School of Law will:

  1. Notify all CPE recipients of the Technology Failure Policy.
  2. Manually verify credit and deliver certificates with credit minutes indicated.
  3. Indicate that the Technology Failure Policy was enacted in the event of a credit audit by the California Board of Accountancy.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) - Live Broadcast:

This program meets the guidelines set by the California State Board of Accountancy for live credit.

  • 195 minutes for Tuesday, September 22
  • 465 minutes for Wednesday, September 23 

The maximum amount of CPE credit offered for Live Broadcast viewing is 13 hours.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) - On Demand Viewing - Not Available:

We do not have the system in place for On Demand CPE yet, but we hope to have an update by the end of 2020.